The call of the wild is like a call from an elderly grandparent: though you can’t quite make out what’s being said, you feel better about yourself when you answer. Pick up nature's phone with today's Groupon: for $42, you get a one-hour kiteboard experience from 1st Coast Kiting (an $85 value) .
Certified by the Professional Air Sports Association, 1st Coast Kiting's Paul Beiderwell transforms ordinary folks into experienced wind wrestlers with his kiteboarding instruction. The Powerkite Experience serves as a one-on-one introduction to kiteboarding, also called kitesurfing. Riders harnessed to a mammoth nylon kite strap a surfboard to their feet, gracefully skimming the water while simultaneously earning the envy of subaqueous mermaids and feathered friends overhead. Although students don't learn to launch, the session allows them to fly safely while the kite is tethered to the instructor, who can ensure safety in the face of sudden wind gusts or other potential snafus.
1st Coast Kiting holds sessions on weekdays or weekends at a predetermined location along Hugenot Park’s various inlets, which boast stunning views of the Atlantic. The company also equips piloting pupils with complimentary drinking water and sunscreen, good for scribbling "hang ten" onto one's forearm for a celebratory post-lesson reminder. Groupon guests who fall in love with kiting are also invited to take advantage of applying the $42 cost of their Groupon toward a full basic lesson.
10980 Heckscher Dr.
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